Kabocha Squash Risotto with Sage and Pine Nuts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 551.2
  • Total Fat: 19.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.0 mg
  • Sodium: 862.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 33.8 g

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Adapted from:
Bon Appetit
Recipe by Anna Thomas
Adapted from:
Bon Appetit
Recipe by Anna Thomas

Number of Servings: 6


    •2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    •3 cups of cubed butternut or kabocha squash
    •Sea salt
    •1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
    •1 tablespoon Sherry wine vinegar
    •2 onions, chopped (about 3 cups)
    •3 1/2 cups good-quality canned vegetable broth (such as Swanson)
    •1 1/2 cups arborio rice or medium-grain rice
    •1/4 cup medium-dry Sherry or Marsala
    •1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted, divided
    •3 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese
    16 oz. Pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips


Heat 1 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add squash; sprinkle with sea salt and sauté until beginning to brown, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add chopped sage, and cook until just tender, stirring often, about 8 minutes.Sprinkle Sherry wine vinegar over; toss to incorporate. Transfer squash to plate. Wipe skillet clean.

Heat remaining tablespoon olive oil in same skillet over high heat. Add pork and cook until well browned. Remove from pan and set aside, leaving oil in the pan.

Add chopped onions, sprinkle with sea salt, and sauté until onions are soft and beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until onions are soft and deep golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes; set aside. Bring 3 1/2 cups water and vegetable broth to simmer in large saucepan. Cover and keep warm over low heat.

Add arborio rice to onions in skillet. Stir until rice is slightly translucent, about 4 minutes. Add Sherry; stir until absorbed. Add 1 cup warm broth mixture; stir until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Continue adding broth mixture by cupfuls until rice is just tender but still firm to bite and risotto is creamy, stirring almost constantly and adding squash after 15 minutes, about 20 minutes total. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in toasted pine nuts. Transfer squash risotto to large wide serving bowl.

Top risotto with pork and shaved Parmesan.

Serving Size: 6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHANDRACETA.

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